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Amplifying the disability experience through the voices of individuals, organizations, and advocates in Montana and beyond.

Disability Voices Ability Montana

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Amplifying the disability experience through the voices of individuals, organizations, and advocates in Montana and beyond.

    GET CONNECTED | 06 | Blind & Low Vision Services

    GET CONNECTED | 06 | Blind & Low Vision Services

    On this episode of Get Connected Cassie and Kendra sit down with Lindy and Amy with Montana's Vocational Rehabilitation Blind and Low Vision Services (BLVS).

    They discuss how BLVS provides services through three programs to assist individuals in finding or maintaining employment, learning to live with low vision or blindness, and increasing independence for Montanans with blindness or visual disabilities. Listen to learn more about the details of these programs and how to qualify for them.

    You can contact BLVS to be connected to the office in your area by calling 877-296-1197 or visit their website by clicking here.

    To contact Summit Independent Living in Missoula about the Orientation and Mobility Program mentioned in this episode, you can call them at 406-728-1630 or visit their website by clicking here.

    For other questions about living independently, or if you are unsure of how to get connected, contact Ability Montana at 1-800-735-6457 or abilitymt.org for more support.

    Episode Transcript: Click Here

    For questions or suggestions contact Disability Voices at:

    Email: ⁠disabilityvoices@abilitymt.org⁠

    Instagram: Click Here

    • 27 min
    GET CONNECTED | 05 | Unraveling Obstacles: Occupational Therapy Workshops

    GET CONNECTED | 05 | Unraveling Obstacles: Occupational Therapy Workshops

    On this episode of Get Connected Cassie and Kendra sit down with Dr. Janna Sherrill, founder of Unraveling Obstacles in Butte, MT. Unraveling Obstacles features a series of occupational and physical therapy workshops that cover a different topic each week including: safe lifting, transferring, low vision, post partum and more.


    On this episode, they discuss the importance of adapting the way we deliver services as the workforce and demand continues to change.

    If you are interested in learning more about the workshops available at Unraveling Obstacles, you can contact Dr. Janna Sherrill at the following:

    By phone: 406-239-3198

    On Facebook: Click Here

    Website: unravelingobstacles.com

    For other questions about living independently, contact Ability Montana at 1-800-735-6457 or abilitymt.org for more support.

    Episode Transcript: Click Here

    For questions or suggestions contact Disability Voices at:

    Email: ⁠disabilityvoices@abilitymt.org⁠

    Instagram: Click Here

    • 25 min
    GET CONNECTED | 04 | Occupational Therapy

    GET CONNECTED | 04 | Occupational Therapy

    On this episode of Get Connected Cassie and Kendra sit down with Tawni Harper, an Occupational Therapist at Lone Peak Physical Therapy in Butte, MT. They discuss the misconceptions of what occupational therapy is and what folks can actually expect from this type of support.

    Listen to the end to hear Cassie tell Tawni that she is one of Butte's 2024 Disability Advocacy Award winners. Our community is lucky to have incredible providers, and we are proud to be able to honor Tawni for her dedicated work.

    If you live in Southwest Montana and are interested in learning more about the services at Lone Peak Physical Therapy, you can contact them at 406-494-7050.

    For other questions about living independently, or if you do not live in the Butte area, contact Ability Montana at 1-800-735-6457 or abilitymt.org for more support.

    Episode Transcript: Click here

    For questions or suggestions contact Disability Voices at:

    Email: ⁠disabilityvoices@abilitymt.org⁠

    Instagram: Click here

    • 20 min
    GET CONNECTED | 03 | Ability Montana: Veteran Directed Care

    GET CONNECTED | 03 | Ability Montana: Veteran Directed Care

    On this episode of Get Connected, Cassie and Kendra sit down with Sean to talk about the Veteran Directed Care Program at Ability Montana. They discuss the requirements to receive personal care through the VA and what can be expected of people who would want to become caregivers.

    To contact Sean, call 406-422-5755 or email sconroe@abilitymt.org.

    To contact Ability Montana, call 1-800-735-6457 or visit⁠ abilitymt.org⁠.



    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kwTEUxFK085QCrblHs93mgjGcNFE69bBcOPlwdT-ioI/edit?usp=sharing

    For questions or suggestions contact Disability Voices at:

    Email: ⁠disabilityvoices@abilitymt.org⁠

    Instagram: 
    ⁠https://www.instagram.com/disabilityvoices?igsh=ZnYydXQ5YWR5dTQ=

    • 19 min
    GET CONNECTED | 02 | Ability Montana: Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services

    GET CONNECTED | 02 | Ability Montana: Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services

    On this episode of Get Connected, Cassie and Kendra sit down with Allison to talk about the Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services at Ability Montana. They discuss the requirements to receive personal care and what can be expected of people who would want to become caregivers.

    To contact Ability Montana, call 1-800-735-6457 or visit abilitymt.org.



    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N9DB8hieuYODk9f72SalY5QYZNEVMAncAQt3gm82Ppk/edit?usp=sharing

    For questions or suggestions contact Disability Voices at:

    Email: disabilityvoices@abilitymt.org

    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/disabilityvoices?igsh=ZnYydXQ5YWR5dTQ=

    • 21 min
    GET CONNECTED | 01 | Ability Montana

    GET CONNECTED | 01 | Ability Montana

    On the pilot episode of the series Get Connected, Cassie and Kendra talk about Independent Living Services at Ability Montana. They cover what a Center for
    Independent Living is and describe some of the programs they offer.  

    To contact Ability Montana, call 1-800-735-6457 or visit
    abilitymt.org. 

    Episode transcript:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QKEOo5QA3uhytwy3KzBHXd4UfQNgf_B9w_F7K7RlmuA/edit?usp=sharing

    For questions or suggestions contact Disability Voices at:

    Email: disabilityvoices@abilitymt.org

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disabilityvoices?igsh=ZnYydXQ5YWR5dTQ= 

    • 26 min

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